DC Police Chief Comes After Gun-Toting Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert

Lauren Boebert. AP image.

Newly sworn-in Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has taken a strong stance in support of gun rights with her on her trip to Washington, DC. She proclaimed throughout the campaign and since her election of her plans to take her GLOCK to work in Congress.

Note that in the video above, Boebert appears to walk through the District with a pistol concealed under her jacket. One which is presumably not registered in D.C. and for which she doesn’t have a permit to carry there.

Boebert’s proclamation didn’t sit well with Democrats in the nation’s capital city. The District of Columbia police chief has threatened to arrest the Congresswoman earlier this week.

Trending Politics reports on the DC top cop’s not-so-subtle threats:

“That congresswoman, whoever it is, I guess it was from Colorado, will be subjected to the same penalties as anyone else that’s caught on the District of Columbia street that’s carrying a firearm,” Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee said Monday, adding he plans on reaching out directly to her.

In general, a person must be licensed to carry a concealed firearm in the District, while open carry is prohibited. However, there are exceptions for legally registered firearms,” according to the police department.

“That congresswoman, whoever it is?” The lack of respect and courtesy displayed by Contee for Rep. Boebert is appalling. Besides, isn’t misgendering now a high crime in leftists circles?

Time will tell how this saga plays out. We’ll see if chief Contee is willing to back up his threat and arrest a sitting Member of Congress as she walks to work every day with a concealed firearm on her hip. No matter what happens, Lauren Boebert will be a fresh face worth watching as she advocates for gun rights for all Americans.

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  1. avatar Dennis Sumner says:

    Yeah, go for it D.C.! Let’s see if you can handle a five foot woman doing your job! Maybe if you were that aggressive with your street gangs…..

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      If there’s any example that a right is turned into a privilege if we allow TPTB to dictate them, this is certainly one. D.C. has temporarily prohibited guns “within 1000 feet of any First Amendment activity” thru tomorrow. Residents of D.C. who hold carry permits are not exempted, and must also comply.

      So D.C. says you may not carry a gun, as protected in the 2A, but will allow you to if you pay them money for a little laminated card. Except when they then decide that little card isn’t good enough, then it’s back to no soup for you.

      The National Guard was called in to (reportedly) assist local police in enforcing this prohibition.

      https://www.foxnews.com/us/dc-national-guard-black-vests-trump-supporter-rallies-electoral-college-certification

      As I write this, it’s T-minus 19 minutes to Pence beginning the E.C. certification process…

      1. avatar Brad Borton says:

        Ya dc police didn’t protect anyone! That’s why she will carry her gun and you will direct traffic. Today showed your arrogance.

        1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          Wait…wut? Did you even read my comment and understand the meaning?

    2. avatar Cliff H says:

      Wouldn’t it be nice if SOMEBODY in government, especially the Chief of Police in the nation’s capital, would even bother to read the Constitution they swear an oath to uphold and defend?

      SECTION. 6.
      The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation
      for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid
      out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all
      Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be
      privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session
      of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning
      from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either
      House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.

      1. avatar KBCraig says:

        Did you notice that congresscritters don’t get a pass for felonies?

        The maximum penalty for unlicensed carry of a handgun in DC is five years in prison. Definite felony territory.

  2. avatar Shire-man says:

    The same penalties Dick Gregory got?

    1. avatar Rick the Bear says:

      He’s one of the elites.

      They aren’t subject to Earthly laws.

      Silly man.

  3. avatar WARFAB says:

    Fingers crossed that this turns into a solid court case that ends up setting a favorable precedent.

  4. avatar Dude says:

    I asked this question in a previous article. Don’t you have to be a resident of DC in order to obtain a carry permit?

    “Besides, isn’t misgendering now a high crime in leftists circles?”

    I thought we were going to get rid of all references to gender. See, in order to be inclusive, you have exclude. Just go with it, and don’t think about it too much bigot! Oh, and how will the French handle this? Nouns are either masculine or feminine. Maybe they could replace le and la with X? That sounds about right…

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      Dude,

      I am about 85% sure that you do NOT need to be a District of Columbia resident to acquire a District of Columbia concealed handgun carry license.

      1. avatar BenjiMac48 says:

        [Requirements to register a handgun in the District] -> “Two (2) Proofs of Residency”
        Somehow I don’t think proving residency in Colorado or Virginia counts.

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          I think that’s like a rent receipt and an electric bill.

        2. avatar ABN LRRP RGR 3 tours RVN says:

          If you click on any state on this map it will give all the recipitory participants to that state chosen, some change quite a bit with each other when choosing.

          https://www.gunstocarry.com/ccw-reciprocity-map/#map

        3. avatar Tim Kiphart says:

          You need to read about Wrenn.

          I’m a MD resident. Got my DC permit two years ago when I was furloughed. Best service I ever got from a government entity.

          You’ll need training in order to lawfully exercise your rights. Check out Arsenal Attorneys. The head honcho there, who teaches the class because its fun for him, represented a security guard named Dick Heller before a tiny court just east of the Capitol building.

          He also teaches the shooting portion. Best firearms instruction I ever had.

        4. avatar uncommon_sense says:

          BenjiMac48,

          I spent a good 15 minutes on the D.C. government website looking through several web pages and forms with respect to firearm registration and concealed carry licensing: I was unable to find any explicit residency requirements. Please provide a specific link for such a requirement on the D.C. government website.

    2. avatar BennyRose says:

      “Besides, isn’t misgendering now a high crime in leftists circles?”

      Stop talking like a fairy

    3. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      “I asked this question in a previous article. Don’t you have to be a resident of DC in order to obtain a carry permit?”

      She’s a legal resident. Did you miss the part in the article where she mentions “walking to work”? Her signed lease and copies of her water and electric bills are proof of residency.

      Her employment address and paycheck are issued in DC…

  5. avatar MB (the real MB) says:

    National reciprocity or or even better, Constitutional carry are the only things that will fix this Bull$hit.

    1. avatar Kahlil says:

      Good luck on national reciprocity with the final election results.

      1. avatar MB (the real MB) says:

        @Kahlil Yup, zero chance of anything good happening. I was just making a statement…they (politicians and anti-gunners) hate us because we are a threat to them…even though we have never acted as such except once, when they all wore red coats.

      2. avatar Victor Connolly says:

        Hell, GOOD LUCK preserving the RTKBA (at least as we’ve known it) for the next four years, period. It’s pretty much going to be up to 5 Supreme Court Justices (since Justice Roberts is unreliable, at best) to forestall the ‘Europeanization’ of our nation’s gun policy. That is, at least until ‘progressives’ make good on their threat to ‘pack’ the Supreme Court… SMH

  6. avatar Fun Gunner says:

    There were members of Congress who used to get around the DC gun laws by getting themselves deputized as ‘Special U.S. Marshals”. The practice supposedly got shut down some time ago

  7. avatar Matt in Oklahoma says:

    Same penalties? There are almost no penalties depending on factors

  8. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    I hope this white congresswoman uses her position to speak about the crime in DC. The fact that white people can get guns. And law abiding blacks can’t. She should be asking this black police chief, why innocent black people can’t have guns like his white friends can?

    Because I’m sure his white friends do have gun permits in the city. Ya I went there. This is about race.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      D.C. is shall issue. The hard part is getting your handgun registered there.

      1. avatar Chris T in KY says:

        I’m sure the black police chief made sure his white liberal friends got their business taken care of first. Before the black residents of the District of Columbia.

  9. avatar FtUN says:

    IIRC it is currently illegal to arrest a congressperson who is on their way to or from a legislative session. So if the chief does decide to make an issue of it, I do not believe it will go well for the PD for a number a reasons.

    1. avatar MICHAEL A CROGNALE says:

      “They [Congress] shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.”

      If that police chief is that stupid, he should be stripped of his badge as he is not fit to serve. Of course I suppose he could claim breach of the peace. We shall see.

      1. avatar Jimmy James says:

        He just got sworn in like 2 days ago I think. And it was my understanding from a previous TTAG article that as you say, the congress people are exempt and can carrying. Pelosi et all were going to try and prohibit carry but that seems to have vaporized for the time being.

        1. avatar Hannibal says:

          That exemption is in the federal building. They still must abide by all local, state and federal laws. However, they are immune from being arrested for many crimes during the session…

    2. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      FtUN and Michael Crognale,

      Michael Crognale provided the relevant quote from the U.S. Constitution. The District of Columbia Police Chief will simply claim that Congresswoman Boebert is guilty of a “Felony or Breach of the Peace” (for carrying a concealed handgun without a license and/or carrying an unregistered handgun) and arrest her without any reservations.

      The only reason that D.C. police have not already arrested her is because the optics are REALLY bad and they are hoping that she will “voluntarily” acquiesce to their disarmament demands.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        I hope she won’t but cannot blame her if she does.

      2. avatar Rick says:

        How are they going to know if she’s carrying? If’s she’s as smart as I think she is, she’ll have it well concealed and the cops will have no probable cause to stop/frisk her without major adverse effects. They will only know for sure if she has to ventilate 1 or more people who might attack her.

    3. avatar CharlieKing1 says:

      My thoughts exactly. I would like to see the chief arrest a sitting member of Congress. That won’t go well for him.

  10. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    Normally I would point out such a person as a hypocrite except I think she’s trying to push for reforms and therefore is far more of a ground breaker. What sucks is if there’s a precedence because of her carry it may be very narrow in scope e.g. applying to congress who by all appearances has a carve out.

    1. avatar frank speak says:

      well,..pretty obvious capitol police can’t protect them…

  11. avatar Ralph says:

    D.C. just hasn’t been much fun since Mayor for Life Marion Barry departed. Maybe we’ll get lucky and Chief Contee will get swept up in a sting organized by Boebert. Then Contee might repeat those immortal words from Barry:

    “Bitch set me up.”

    Barry’s grift is the grift that keeps on giving.

    1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      “Bitch set me up.”

      Notice, not “The bitch set me up”, just “Bitch set me up.”.

      DC was more honest under coke-head Mayor Marion Barry’s version of ‘leadership’…

  12. avatar Mudhunter says:

    First, I would like to see her introduce a Bill that provides that citizens will be protected in their rights, privileges, immunities and other legal protections to the same degree as all government employees, even those who are elected.

    Second, she should put anyone who violates her rights under citizens arrest and file lawsuit for violation of rights, violation of oath and oppression of color authority.

    Washington DC must obey and enforce the Constitution. And Representatives certainly have the authority to demand such.

  13. avatar Dude says:

    She’s speaking now. Her first words were, “I’m not here to challenge anyone to a duel.” LOL

  14. avatar Alan says:

    This could get really interesting.

  15. avatar Rick the Bear says:

    Don’t give up your right to be a hottie, either.

    (How off topic is that?)

    1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      (How off topic is that?)

      An astute observation, nevertheless… 🙂

  16. avatar Robert says:

    Senator Fienstien was not stopped from bringing into DC a modern sporting rifle and normal magazines.
    Equal justice for ALL

  17. avatar Casey says:

    Bet congress is glad she’s there with her Glock now, huh?

    1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      Yep, half of them, anyways.

      The rational and sane half… 😉

  18. avatar Marcus Aurelius Tarkus says:

    Chief Contee? Change the first vowel in her last name to the next vowel of the English language. YMMV.

  19. avatar some_guy says:

    Jan 7th, the police chief resigned.

    1. avatar PMinFl says:

      The CAPITOL POLICE chief resigned.

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